Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Barak "Burning Man" Obama

Interesting sculpture as seen today in this Reuters photo also noted on the "Drudge Report" entitled "Burning Man Obama" by Chinese artist Liu Bolin which supposedly represents President Obama's influence on the world today according to the news article.
Art is said to be subjective in nature. What does the artist mean by his statement? Is President Obama going to spontaneously burst into flames? Is President Obama the Devil incarnate? Is President Obama on the verge of setting the world on fire? Did President Obama decide to imitate the Buddhist monks who set themselves on fire during the Vietnam War era? Does this sculpture represent a cleansing through fire of ridding the world of the outdated (in the artist's opinion) policies and mindset of past politicians?
I don't know. What do you think this sculpture means? Is this sculpture a symbol of hope and change or a foreshadowing of a future cataclysm? What say you?